Course Title: Conduct design and set out survey

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: GEOM5109C

Course Title: Conduct design and set out survey

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6098 - Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Thierry Demathieu
9925 8359

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required for design and set out of roads and associated engineering structures. It requires the ability to undertake all aspects of survey design from understanding client and registered surveyor requirements and the special characteristics of a given site, to applying relevant legal and statutory requirements to the design. The selection of appropriate equipment, procedures and personnel is essential to performing the task safely and efficiently. Functions will entail complying with and developing or amending organisational guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS6008A Conduct design and set out survey


1. Organise resources.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Characteristics of the operating environment and any
special equipment or resource requirements are
identified according to organisational guidelines.
1.2 Equipment is checked to be in good working order.
1.3 Manufacturer specifications with regard to the use of equipment are complied with.
1.4 Skills and knowledge are updated to reflect changes
in design and set out survey, and relevant team
members are informed of updates.


2. Develop the project plan.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Objectives, principal work activities and constraints
are defined and documented according to written
survey specifications and client requirements.
2.2 Objectives and principal work activities are
communicated to relevant personnel.
2.3 Details of instruments and basic techniques to be
used are considered and evaluated.
2.4 Data is collected according to the nature of the
project and organisational guidelines.


3. Conduct the design.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Design is interpreted to identify surveying data
components to be measured or set out.
3.2 Hazards and risks in the work site are identified,
reported or rectified according to OHS procedures,
legislative requirements and organisational
3.3 Pertinent legal and statutory standards are
considered and adhered to.
3.4 Resources, equipment, materials and transport are
determined and organised according to nature of the
3.5 Feedback provided by team members is discussed
and acted upon in line with organisational guidelines.


4. Conduct set out survey.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identified survey components are measured or set
4.2 Measured or set out survey data is reduced to the
project reference system for comparison with design.
4.3 Impact of contingencies is managed.
4.4 Measured or set out data is validated and recorded
according to specifications.


5. Complete project to clients’ requirements.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Completed work is checked against clients’
requirements according to the specifications.
5.2 Required documentation is completed according to
organisational guidelines.
5.3 Relevant personnel are informed of the results
according to organisational guidelines.
5.4 Survey data is archived according to project

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led :

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in the outcomes required to Conduct design and set out survey and tasks associated with the elements above including the use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.

Student managed:

Develop data management strategies to Conduct design and set out survey to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises.
Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.

Teaching Schedule

This teaching schedule is a clustered schedule for:

Determine client requirements
Design a project plan
Conduct design and setout survey

19Project 4 
20Project 4 
21Subdivision design/plan of survey  
22Subdivision design  
23Subdivision design  
24Subdivision design/plan of survey  P4 - control due
25Feature plan P4 - feature due
26Field notes

P4 - consultant fee

27Surveyors report  Proposal and CA, FN and SR due
28Neighbourhood context  
29Design response  
30Plan of subdivision  
31Plan of subdivision ODP, Neighbourhood and design due
32Major project week  
33Major project  
34Major project  
35Major project  
36Major project presentation at Yarra Bend  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Refer to:

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of the simulated workplace project and the Evaluation of portfolio, using a checklist, of the performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard including collection methods and techniques related to the project objectives.

Observation, using a skills checklist, of performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during practical fieldwork exercises within a simulated workplace project.

Assessment will require demonstration of:

• Consistence performance of each element of the unit across a representative range of applications, autonomously and to requirements
• Performance criteria for each element of competence
• Underpinning knowledge and skills specified.

Assessment Matrix

This Assessments are clustered for:

Determine client requirements
Design a project plan
Conduct design and setout survey

Element 1. Organise resources.Assignment 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Element 2. Develop the project plan.Assignment 3
Element 3. Conduct the design.Assignment 1, 2, 4, 5
Element 4. Conduct set out survey.Assignment 1
Element 5. Complete project to clients’ requirements.Assignment 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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